28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand

28 Summers

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 3,085 Ratings


A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People).

When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.

There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?

Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying.

Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.


  • Great book and definitely a page turner

    By _ellie979_
    This book made me want to be in Nantucket the whole time. I could practically smell the ocean while reading this book. I could hardly put the book down, I was so intrigued by Mal and her life. While I wished to see her end up with Jake, sometimes the endings we least expect make the best endings. A wonderful book with great detail and beautiful writing.
  • It was okay...

    By tayfletch
    I loved reading l the paradise series by Elin. So I thought this was the next perfect book. There was not enough in the story of Jake and Mallory. I guess I wanted/needed more. Very predictable book.
  • Outstanding.

    By AJ67422
    Beautiful. Long term devotion & a heartbreaking ending. Modeled after the play Same Time, Next Year.
  • 28 Summers - best story so far.....

    By Rixladydi
    Such a moving, enjoyable, funny, sad story. Loved all the characters and was not able to put the book down. I can not wait for Nantucket’s next installment. Elin’s writing is magical.
  • Amazing to the end.

    By Missmeegann
    Couldn’t put it down! My emotions were all over the place
  • Very disappointing

    By Poguzturk
    Not a very good storyline. What made it worse is she felt the need to get political towards the end of the story. I do not purchase these books to read about your political views.
  • Didn’t want it to end

    By ErinCahill
    If I could have made this love story and book last a lifetime I would have! The best book I have EVER read!
  • Summer Reading

    By Aquamoon77
    Love this one!
  • A new favorite 🥰

    By chrissy5357
    A beautiful love story, I can't stop thinking about it
  • Amazing

    By MCdn9
    I couldn’t stop reading this book, it was an amazing escape! The ending made me feel love but also breaks my heart. Thank you for writing this.